200 guests at MCC for the Ship Design Software Conference
Around 200 shipbuilding and process design professionals travelled to Malta between the 21st and the 23rd May for a Netherlands-based ship design software annual users' meeting at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.
Numeriek Centrum Groningen develops and markets Nupas-Cadmatic 3D ship design and plant design software. At the Malta meeting, the company showcased the new features of the latest software and participants joined workshops and presentations on how the software has been applied in various organisations. Participants represented 65 companies from 20 countries.
"We usually organise our users' meeting close to our home base on the European mainland but this year we wanted to use an island location," manager Miranda Lamain-Cordes said. "Malta came to our mind first because it is so unique and beautiful. The MCC is a venue that suits us very well – we try to offer our guests a different experience with every event we organise."
Ms Lamain-Cordes explained NCG has more than 400 clients in 40-plus countries and the users' meeting is designed to update customers on new products and foster business relations. It doubles as a networking opportunity.
Participants gathered at the welcome party in the evening of Monday 21st May at the Sacra Infermeria Hall, before the commencement of meeting which took place on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd May. A formal dinner was held on Tuesday 22nd May at the magnificent La Valette Hall.